Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) welcomed the presidents submission of three free-trade agreements for votes but said it was long delayed.
The Senate passed TAA legislation last month in a bipartisan vote that garnered support from 77 Members. From that showing in the Senate, a senior White House official said, “We expect [TAA] to have bipartisan support in the House as well.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.